A call for applications for 30 PhD Scholarships (10 of which in the field of Political Science) is now open at NASP and the University of Milan.
NASP (Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies) is a research-based training network that aims at enhancing training and research in social and political studies in Italy. Established in 2012, the network is based at the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan, and includes the Departments and training institutions in social and political studies of eight Universities in the North-West of Italy: the University of Brescia, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, the University of Genoa, the University of Milan, the University of Milan-Bicocca, the University of Pavia, the University of Eastern Piedmont and the University of Turin. It also receives an important financial support from the two largest Foundations in the North of Italy operating in Lombardy, Piedmont and Liguria: Fondazione Cariplo and Compagnia di San Paolo. Moreover, NASP actively cooperates in the organization of joint training and research activities with other institutions in Turin, such as Collegio Carlo Alberto, Centro Einaudi and its Comparative Politics and Public Philosophy Lab (LPF).
NASP provides three joint PhD programmes in the fields of Economic Sociology and Labour Studies (ESLS), Political Studies (POLS), and Sociology and Methodology of Social Research (SOMET), which have been included in the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan since the A.Y. 2013/2014. It also provides other training activities, such as international seminars, winter, spring and summer schools and workshops and seminars, offered within the network and also to students from external Universities, public and private research institutions and from the industry sector. All these activities are characterized by a great emphasis on multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches, and by a high level of quality and internationalization. NASP cooperates with several national and international universities, research centers and institutions, and relies also on the cooperation of several individual scholars from other Italian Universities, who are actively involved in its PhD programmes and in the other training and research activities.
The call for applications
The call for applications is for a total 30 PhD Scholarships, that are distributed among NASP’s three PhD Programmes as follows:
- Ph.D. in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies – ESLS Ph.D.: 13 Scholarships
- Ph.D. in Political Studies – POLS Ph.D.: 10 Scholarships
- Ph.D. in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research – SOMET Ph.D.: 7 Scholarships
The deadline for the submission of applications is August 31, 2015. The evaluation procedure and the interview phase will take place during September 2015. Courses are expected to start in October 2015.
Ph.D. students will be admitted with scholarships only. Admission to Ph.D. Programmes is based on qualifications and interviews. The Ph.D. programmes, fully taught in English, promote international exchanges with top European research institutions and offer quality teaching at international level. The beginning of teaching activities is scheduled in October 2015. Since the University of Milan is a Public University, to be considered valid, applications must be submitted as the Official Call for Application prescribes.
The full call for applications is currently available only in Italian, though an official English version is due to be published soon. The application procedure is fully available on-line at this address.